Premo!® Sculpey® Bargello Patterned Earrings
These pretty patterned earrings can be created with any mix of colors. Add metallics or bake-safe crystals for a great embellishment!
Designed by Iris Weiss for Primo!® Sculpey®.
- Premo! Sculpey® Oven-Bake Clay - Colors of Choice (4 or 5; Less than 1/2oz. Each)
- Premo! Cutters, Mini - Basic Shapes
- Clay Dedicated Pasta Machine
- Earring Wires
- Jump Rings
Start with clean hands and work surface area. Good work surfaces include wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Knead clay until soft and smooth. For best results, clean your hands between colors. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275 °F for 30 minutes per ¼" in thickness. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME. Wash hands after use.
Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F. Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. Condition all clay by kneading in your hands until soft and pliable or by running it through the Clay Dedicated Pasta Machine several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.
Condition each color of clay until soft and pliable. This is an important step in this project, soft clay makes creating the bargello pattern much easier.
Roll each color into a thin coil, about 12-14" long.
Twist the coils together.
Fold over the twisted coils and twist some more.
Push the twisted coils together, compressing the coil.
Flatten the coil, creating a striped rectangle of clay about 3" across and 1¾" from top to bottom.
Using the toothpick, drag along the surface of the clay against the lines.
Pass the clay through the clay dedicated pasta machine on the #4 setting. Pass the clay through with the arches face up.
Using a solid color, create an additional sheet of clay using the #5 setting on the pasta machine.
Carefully lay your bargello patterned piece on top of the solid sheet, avoiding air bubbles.
Use a shape from the Mini Cutter set that you'd like for your earring. Cut out your earrings. Use the toothpick to add holes at the top of the earrings.
Bake as directed. Use two jump rings to add ear wire to earring.